Morro Bay State Park campground consists of 135 sites shaded by a mixed forest planted by the CCC in the 1930’s. This does not cause for much shade or privacy between sites, but what’s the fun in camping without making some new friends? The bathrooms and showers are consistently cleaned and stocked with warm water, while the proximity of the campgrounds to the golf course and marina are definitely a major plus. Parking is also close, so that’s not a worry, while the campground is also known to fill up on weekends. A definite advantage to the site is its proximity to the beach, a bonus that definitely outweighs all the sand you’ll be finding two weeks after you get back!
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
246 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


Many of the available trails in the Morro Bay are open to your wildest mountain biking desires, and a full list of paths in and...Read more


It’s not called Morro Bay State Park for no reason, as boating on the bay is one of the most enjoyed elements for visitors. Hea...Read more


Due to the Marine Life Protection Act, Morro Bay State Park area is split up into an area for recreational fishing and the Morr...Read more


Morro Bay isn’t all about the Bay, as hiking is another very common endeavor among visitors to the Park. The most common trail ...Read more


Kayaking Morro Bay among the plethora of wildlife is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in the beauty that is the Nationa...Read more


If you’re ready to brave the cold central Californian waters, then throw on your wetsuit and head out to one of the many beache...Read more

Wildlife watching

One element that separates Morro Bay from many other parks is the diversity and overall magnitude of species that inhabit the a...Read more

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Hipcamper Lawrence
Lawrence S.
doesn't recommend this listing.
June 18th, 2019

Campground is terrible because the camping spaces are too close together, creating tension between campers, and the camping area is covered by trees, making it hard to find without a GPS, especially with the large park nearby, which you will get lost in. The bathrooms are terrible; there are no paper toilet seat covers and the toilet paper is stacked and doesn’t roll well. The toilets have no lids, so you have to flush it with the bowl exposed, spreading bacteria. The bathrooms do not have soap, either. The vents make the sounds echo so everyone can hear what you’re doing in there. The large collected campsite makes it a long hike for people in the middle of the campground. Adequate for birding, but not for staying overnight.

Hipcamper Starr
Starr S.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
February 1st, 2019

Feels like camping in a parking lot.

Hipcamper Aimee
Aimee H.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
September 20th, 2018

Beautiful campground close to the bay. Not much privacy or anything but easy access and all the basic amenities are available.

Hipcamper Stephen
Stephen J.
recommends this listing.
January 30th, 2018

Showers take tokens, but they are pretty well kept and clean. Big campground with lots of RVs and such stacked close to each other . Walking distance to town.

Hipcamper Chanel
Chanel C.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 16th, 2017

+ Campgrounds is a stone's throw from the marina. This is especially great if you enjoy being by the water. A lot of campers bring their own kayaks, canoes, SUP boards, etc.

+ Less than 2 miles from the Embarcadero where there are shops, restaurants, bars, cafes, boat tours, and water equipment rentals. It's a beautiful walk, an easy bike ride, and a quick drive into town. Best part, FREE PARKING everywhere! Also, plenty of public restrooms that are relatively clean.

+ Sites are very close together and not very spacious or private. Each campsite comes with parking for 1 car, a charcoal BBQ grill, a firepit, bear box, and picnic table.

+ The majority of campers here are older, retired RV campers so the campgrounds are well-kempt

Hipcamper Anna
Anna P.
recommends this listing.
September 12th, 2017

Love this campground, spots are close together and out in the open but a quick escape right next to the water is worth it.

Hipcamper Ali
Ali H.
recommends this listing.
September 11th, 2017

Sites are tiny, so make sure you book a couple of spots if you are camping with more than two people. Sites are usually booked, so make sure to book in advance. Great location to the town, and marina!

Hipcamper John
John S.
recommends this listing.
July 29th, 2017

This is a great "traditional" campground that gives you access to surfing the rock and fishing in the harbor all by yourself. There's a lovely nature walk across from the campsite and close proximity to cafes about 10 minutes away by car or less.

Hipcamper Jeff
Jeff A.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
July 25th, 2017

Find a site where the turkey vultures don't roost - it can get ugly!

Morro Bay State Park
United States
Phone Number
(805) 772-2560
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35.347° N, 120.841° W
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